COVID-19 and Illness Testing
Patients with or without symptoms can walk in to any open Primary Health clinic to be tested for COVID or other illnesses. Most PCR test results are back in 48 hours or less.
Please provide insurance information if you would like us to bill your insurance company. Most insurance plans cover the cost of COVID testing and the associated visit; copays and deductibles may apply.
For patients who are uninsured, federal programs no longer cover the cost of COVID testing. We offer a discount on some services if paid in full at the time of visit. Otherwise, we accept regular monthly payments.
Self-pay rates for COVID testing:
- PCR test - $124 plus nurse or provider fee
- Abbott rapid test - $125 plus nurse or provider fee
- Antigen rapid test - $52 plus nurse or provider fee
We require everyone who enters a Primary Health clinic to wear a face mask. Children age 17 and younger may be seen in Pediatric Urgent Care, and are also welcome at all other Primary Health locations.
COVID-19 Rapid Tests
We offer Abbott NAAT rapid tests acceptable for most travel and other needs. Please check with your airline and travel destination to ensure this test result will be accepted. The cost is $125, due at the time of service. Rapid antigen tests are also available for use at the provider's discretion.
Download a copy of the Coronavirus Patient Handout here.
Symptoms or Exposure: When to Get Tested
People with COVID-19 symptoms should be tested regardless of their vaccination status. Testing is critical when it comes to understanding how the virus is spreading, so patients can isolate as necessary and health care providers can plan for community needs. Read more here.
- People who have known exposure to someone with suspected/confirmed COVID-19:
- Wear a mask for 10 days (even if vaccinated), and get tested on day 5 after exposure
- If symptoms develop after exposure, get tested right away and quarantine at home
- Anyone who tests negative after being exposed to COVID-19 but then develops any COVID symptoms should be tested again immediately.
Some limited treatments are available for COVID. Therapeutic options are restricted to certain age groups and within certain timeframes of symptoms, for people with certain medical conditions, and available only to those who are not on medications that could cause serious drug-drug interactions. If you are interested in treatment options, please see a urgent care provider or your primary care provider to discuss your options.
View the Patient Questionnaire that will be given to any patient seeking treatment with Paxlovid. View the FDA’s fact sheet for patients considering Paxlovid treatment.
COVID-19 Vaccine First Doses
Primary Health is now vaccinating all individuals age 5+. Vaccine availability varies by location. Please make an appointment to ensure the clinic you'd like to visit has the vaccine you wish to receive. For patients age 5 - 17, Pfizer (Comirnaty) is the only vaccine available. For patients age 5 - 12, please see below for a list of clinics offering pediatric vaccine.
If you are insured, please bring your insurance card. Learn more about COVID vaccine for children on the CDC website.
make a vaccine appointment
We do not accept appointments for COVID testing.
Digital Vaccine Record
Digital vaccine records are now available for patients who received their COVID vaccine at Primary Health. Request your digital record here.
COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters
If you received the Pfizer vaccine for your initial 2-dose series at least 5 months ago and are age 5 or older, you may now receive a booster. Learn more about booster requirements and which vaccines may be available to you.
If you received the Moderna vaccine for your initial 2-dose series at least 5 months ago and are age 18 or older, you may now receive a booster. Learn more about booster requirements and which vaccines may be available to you.
Second booster doses of Pfizer and Moderna are now available for:
- Any person age 50 or over who received their first booster at least 4 months ago, AND
- Immunocompromised patients age 12 and over who received their first booster at least 4 months ago
Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
- If you received the Janssen vaccine initially, you may receive your first booster (any of the 3 available vaccinebrands) after at least 2 months.
- You may receive a second booster of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) if you received your first booster at least 4 months ago and are age 50 or older
- If you received a Janssen primary dose and a Janssen booster dose AND are age 18 and older, you can receive an mRNA second booster.
- Please review additional requirements to receive a booster before coming in to a clinic.
Patients who qualify for a booster may schedule their appointment online or walk in to any clinic.
Vaccine Info Updated 5/20/22
View or download our COVID-19 Vaccine Overview.
All Open Locations
All Open Locations
Janssen (Johnson & Johnson):
Cole & Fairview
Overland & Maple Grove
If you have general questions about coronavirus in Idaho, please call your local health district (numbers below) or click here to learn more about coronavirus in Idaho.
Southwest District Health: 208-455-5411
Central District Health: 208-321-2222
See CDC patient instructions (English and Spanish) for patients who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are under investigation.
See CDC caregiver instructions (English and Spanish) for people who are caring for patients diagnosed with COVID-19.